Federal survey allows employees to voice their concerns, enable improvements | Article

ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. – With three weeks left, the push is on for federal civilians to take an online survey to gauge the workforce’s views on various topics to help leadership develop better policy changes.It’s called the Office of Personnel Management Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey.As of Sept. 25, two weeks into the open window to take the survey, the U.S. Army Sustainment Command had 7% of its employees participate. The minimum Army goal is 50%. For 2019, ASC had a participation rate of 48.8%.The 38-question survey, which is offered through Oct. 27 and takes about 20 – 30 minutes to complete, gives employees a high-visibility venue to voice their opinions about their workplace environment.“I genuinely ask for your participation so we gain a complete representation of how you feel ASC is doing,” stated Matt Sannito, deputy to the commanding general, ASC, in a recent organization-wide email.Although the annual survey

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Holloman AFB High-Speed Test Track rainfield undergoes improvements > U.S. Air Force > Article Display

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFNS) —

Missiles and other high-speed weapons systems are required to fly through a variety of weather situations. One type of weather that is an important concern for system design is rain. When testers need to understand how missile hardware will perform in the rain, they often turn to the Holloman Air Force Base’s High-Speed Test Track. Run by the 846th Test Squadron at Holloman AFB, the test track uses a rocket-propelled sled to fly test hardware at high speeds through an artificial rainfield.

 

A recent project funded by the Test Resource Management Center, or TRMC, will provide rainfield test customers with more options and also increase the operational efficiency at the track.

 

Bryan Sinkovec, 846 TS rainfield effort program manager, describes the upgrade as a “giant technology leap forward for the sled track.”

 

Prior to this project, the rainfield was set up by

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